Object of Her Affection – Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, Automata, LA (reading)

Strauss, 2013, ©Marsian De Lellis
Strauss, 2013, ©Marsian De Lellis

On Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st, 2012,  I presented a reading of Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at Automata in Los Angeles. In Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.

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Object of Her Affection – Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, Waterford, CT (reading)

Object of Her Affection - Title (replace)

On June 16th, 2012,  I presented a reading of Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. In Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.

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FOF #1504 – Trends + Predictions for 2012, Chicago (interview)

On January 13th, 2012, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast.  On show #1504 – Trends and Predictions for 2012I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for 2012.

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Feast of Fun #1319 – Trends & Predictions for 2011, Chicago (appearance)

Marsian De Lellis, 2011 Feast of Fun
Marsian De Lellis, 2011 Feast of Fun

On January 28, 2011, I appeared as a guest on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On the show, I was interviewed by Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about   my predictions for trends in 2011. The podcast was also repeated on August 26th, 2011.

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Rachel Rosenthal Co. (education / support)

with Rachel Rosenthal and Josue Martinez at Rachel Rosenthal Company, 2010, photos: Ann Yatco, Josue Martinez
Marsian De Lellis, Rachel Rosenthal, and Josue Martinez at, 2010, photos: Ann Yatco, Josue Martinez

In 2010, I was the recipient of an Emerging Artist Scholarship to study with pioneering performance artist, Rachel Rosenthal and her DbD (Doing by Doing) performance improvisation technique at the Rachel Rosenthal Company in Culver City, Los Angeles. The workshop ran from September 10th – September 12th, 2010. The Emerging Artist Scholarship was made possible in part with funding from Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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Exhibit A, Chicago (performer)

While in Chicago at Links Hall, with Fudgie’s Death, I also narrated an excerpt from Susan Simpson‘s Exhibit A. Exhibit A, was an object theatre piece rooted in the utopian visions of early gay organizing and in the language and aesthetics of science fiction. Performances were the final weekend of the Banners and Cranks Festival of Cantrastoria May 7th through May 9th, 2010.

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89.9FM WUCF, Orlando (interview)

I met Katie Ball in 2009 when she visited my rehearsal room for an interview on her show, “Art Beat”, on WUCF. “Art Beat” aired in Orlando where I was staging Bride of Wildenstein – the Musical a performance with puppets in which an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. Katie did an amazing job capturing and presenting an authentic slice of my joy in the process of creating this performance.

“If you’re a fan of the gleefully debauched Rocky Horror picture show or the irreverent humor of South Park then you’re doubtlessly in for a treat.”

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Durfee Foundation (support)

On October 1st, 2009, I was the recipient of a Third Quarter 2009 ARC (Artist Resource for Completion) Grant from the Durfee Foundation for performances Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical at the Velaslavaysay Panorama January 28th-31st, 2010. The grant went to hire puppet builder, Greg Ballora to finesse puppet mechanics and to upgrade sound equipment.

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FOF #1013 – Stonewall Michael Jackson, Chicago (interview)

RIPsters - Michael Jackson, June 25, 2009
RIPster, June 25, 2009

On June 26th, 2009, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast.  On show #1013 – Stonewall Michael Jackson, I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about the demise of Michael Jackson and why eccentric public figures are hated and celebrated at the same time.

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CalArts, MFA (education)

Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis
Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis

On May 15th, 2009 I earned my MFA degree from California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) in Scenic Design in the Puppetry track from the Theater School and the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts. I attended CalArts between 2006-2009 under the mentorship of Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson and developed two major productions, Growing Up Linda and Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical,.

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